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Lone Star Cowboy Church of Ellis County offers barrel racing practice in its covered arena at 6 p.m. every Friday through the third week in December. $10 per horse. For more information, visit https://lonestarcc.org/ministries/arena-ministry/. Current Coggins; service dogs only.
Lone Star Cowboy Church of Ellis County in Red Oak hosts calf/breakaway roping lessons from 6-9 p.m. Mondays at its covered arena. Ground lesson is $10 per person; lessons on your own horse are $20 per person. Held through the third week of December. For more information, visit https://lonestarcc.org/ministries/arena-ministry/. Current Coggins; service dogs only.
ECEA monthly meeting
The Ellis County Equine Association meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at White Rhino Coffee House in Waxahachie. Anyone interested in learning more about the club or helping is welcome to attend.
Yoga with horses
Equest Hooves for Heroes, a program located at Texas Horse Park, 811 Pemberton Hill Road, Building 4, in Dallas, offers free yoga with horses from 12:30-2 p.m. every third Sunday for active duty military, veterans and family members. Learn more at www.equest.org/events.
The Waxahachie Family YMCA has open registration every month for karate. Children must be registered by the 5th of the month to participate in that month’s activities. Karate is open to anyone between the age of 4 and 18. Non-member pricing is $85 and member pricing is $60. Register for karate online at http://bit.ly/2NdM6N4.
Big O Speedway schedule
ENNIS – Big O Speedway hosts dirt tracking racing to the area on Friday and Saturday nights through November. The pits open at 5 p.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. Saturday with the grandstands opening at 6 p.m. on Friday and 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Hot laps take place at 7:45 p.m. Friday and 6:45 p.m. Saturday. These are followed by pro late model qualifying at 8:15 p.m. Friday and 7:15 p.m. Saturday. The racing action starts at 8:15 p.m. Friday and 7:15 p.m. Saturday.
Big O Speedway is located at 3118 Farm-to-Market 85 in Ennis. General admission is $15. Seniors 65+ or military with ID is $12. Children ages 3-10 years old are $8; 2 and younger are free. Pit pass admission is $35. For additional information, call 317-777-2222 or visit online at www.bigospeedway.com.
Miracle League season begins
The Miracle League of Ellis County will hold its six-game fall season Saturdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 20. Games start at 11 a.m. and are played at the Miracle League Field at Optimist Ballpark. Email email@example.com. Register to play at Waxahachieymca.org. Registration includes hat and shirt.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13
The Waxahachie High School varsity swim team participates in the Duncanville Dual Meet at the Duncanville ISD Natatorium at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13.
THURSDAY, OCT. 14
Take a Swing at Senior Hunger
Meals on Wheels North Central Texas holds its 34th annual Golf Benefit on Thursday, Oct. 14, at Cleburne Golf Links. The golf benefit will feature a golf ball drop, shoot-outs, hole in ones and other contests throughout the day. Exclusive partnership opportunities are now available.
Find sponsorship and payment information online at https://take-a-swing-at-senior-hunger.perfectgolfevent.com/. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WHS cross country
The Waxahachie High School varsity cross country team participates in the District 11-6A meet at Lynn Creek Park at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.
WHS fall softball
The Waxahachie High School varsity softball team participates in fall ball vs. Life at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.
FRIDAY, OCT. 15
The Waxahachie High School varsity girls golf team plays in the Argyle Invite at Robson Ranch Golf Club at 8 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 15-16.
The Waxahachie High School varsity volleyball team plays on the road at Duncanville High School at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.
The Waxahachie High School varsity football team plays on the road at Duncanville High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.
SATURDAY, OCT. 16
The Ellis County Homeless Coalition is having a fundraising walk-a-thon from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16 called Project Shelter: One Step at a Time to raise money for a shelter. It’s being held at Railyard Park and involves the nearby walking trails (Getzendaner and the Hike & Bike Trail). There will be food trucks, booths from area nonprofits and live music for the enjoyment of everyone of all ages. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Indian Trail Master Naturalist Chapter will lead a free nature walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Mockingbird Nature Park, 1361 Onward Road, off of Mockingbird Lane, in Midlothian.
Plan for about 1.5 hours for the half-mile walk. Closed-toe shoes, comfortable outdoor clothing and insect repellent are recommended. The walk is canceled in the event of rain.
The Texas Motorplex in Ennis hosts Burnouts for Blake on Oct. 16. For more information, visit www.texasmotorplex.com.
MONDAY, OCT. 18
SAGU Golf Classic
The 24th annual SAGU Golf Classic will be held Monday, Oct. 18, at Walnut Creek Country Club, 1151 Country Club Drive, Mansfield. The 11 a.m. lunch guest speaker is John Houston, founder/president of J Houston Companies. Tee time is 12:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.sagu.edu/golfclassic or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Must register in advance.
SATURDAY, OCT. 23
Lighthouse for Learning offers an outdoor learning experience to find and identify birds from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. The cost is $15; register at https://bit.ly/35HLVkg. The class will meet in the parking area near the first set of restrooms at the hike and bike trail in Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie. Bring binoculars if possible, as it is difficult to see many birds without them. The instructor will go through some pointers and suggestions for finding and identifying birds in the park, as well as providing identification strategies. Be prepared to walk a couple of miles on various surfaces. The instructor is Susan Kosoris, a certified North Central Texas Master Birder.
FRIDAY, OCT. 29
The Texas Motorplex in Ennis hosts Redemption Goes Rogue from Oct. 29-30. For more information, visit www.texasmotorplex.com.
SUNDAY, NOV. 7
The Texas Motorplex in Ennis hosts Import Face Off on Nov. 7. For more information, visit www.texasmotorplex.com.
SATURDAY, NOV. 13
The Texas Motorplex in Ennis hosts Street Car Takeover on Nov. 13. For more information, visit www.texasmotorplex.com.
SATURDAY, NOV. 20
The Texas Motorplex in Ennis hosts
Convoy Showdown on Nov. 20. For more information, visit www.texasmotorplex.com.
SUNDAY, NOV. 21
The Texas Motorplex in Ennis hosts Race Wars on Nov. 21. For more information, visit www.texasmotorplex.com.
SATURDAY, DEC. 4
The Texas Motorplex in Ennis hosts the T&E Promotions Winter Warmup on Dec. 4. For more information, visit www.texasmotorplex.com.
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